Meten EdtechX Education Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: METX) (“Meten EdtechX” or the “Company”), one of the leading omnichannel English language training (“ELT”) service providers in China, today reported that the gross billing and student enrollment of its junior ELT business increased by 485% and 483% respectively in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period of last year. The figures confirm that the Company has returned to its pre-pandemic rapid growth trajectory.
The Company is actively expanding its junior ELT business within its current network of 22 cities and has received positive market feedback. All of the Company’s learning centers achieved their profit goals in March, and the centers in 7 out of the 22 cities (Foshan, Guangzhou, Changsha, Dongguan, Chengdu, Shenzhen, and Chongqing) recorded gross billing of over RMB1 million. In addition, the gross billing from student renewals and referrals accounted for 61% of the total gross billing of the Company’s junior ELT business in the first quarter, demonstrating that the Company’s products and services have been widely appreciated and recognized by students and their parents.
Through leveraging its business experience, vertical expansion strategy and brand influence, the Company expects its junior ELT business to achieve RMB121 million in gross billing in fiscal year 2021, which would represent an 82% increase compared to fiscal year 2020.
About Meten EdtechX
Meten EdtechX is one of the leading ELT service providers in China, delivering English language and skills training for Chinese students and professionals. Through a digital platform and a nationwide network of learning centers, the Company provides its services under three industry-leading brands: Meten (adult and junior ELT services), ABC (primarily junior ELT services) and Likeshuo (online ELT). It offers superior teaching quality and student satisfaction, which are underpinned by cutting edge technology deployed across its business, including AI-driven centralized teaching and management systems that record and analyze learning processes in real time.
The Company is committed to improving the overall English language fluency of the Chinese population to keep abreast of the rapid development of globalization. Its experienced management is focused on further developing its digital platform and expanding its network of learning centers to deliver a continually evolving service offerings to a growing number of students across China.